Medical Travel Grant for Foster Caregivers

The Medical Travel Grant for Foster Caregivers is accessible to BCFPA member foster parents who travel to medical appointments outside of their home community with the children/youth in their care. 

Who can apply

  • You are a current BCFPA member foster parent.

  • You have receipts for expenses incurred during medical travel that can accompany your application form.

  • You are able to provide a document (e.g. email) that confirms the medical appointment dates or a note from your Resource Worker or the child’s Social Worker.

What’s covered

 The travel grant covers expenses such as meals, accommodation or relief that is not covered by your contract. 

When to apply

 Applications will be accepted between June 15 and December 15 of each year.

Amount of bursary

 Grants of $250 per foster family are available until funds are expended. BCFPA member foster parents can apply twice in a calendar year.

How to submit your application

You can submit your application in one of three ways; online, by mail, or by email.

By online form:

See below.

By mail: 

208-20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3

By email:

office@bcfosterparents.ca

Next steps

Once the application has been reviewed, BCFPA will notify the candidate by email or phone of the status of the application. Cheques are issued payable to the applicant and sent to the applicant’s mailing address. Please allow four weeks from the date that you receive the notification for your cheque to arrive.

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Phone

Main:
604-544-1110

Toll-Free Foster Parent Line:
1-800-663-9999

Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Foster Parent Support Line (MCFD)​:
1-888-495-4440

Accessible weekdays from 4:00pm to 12:45am
Statutory Holidays & Weekends: 8:00am to 12:45am

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS

Foster parents are encouraged to call this number in the event of an EMERGENCY or CRISIS occurring after regular office hours:

1-800-663-9122

REPORT CHILD ABUSE

If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Phone 1 800 663-9122 at any time of the day or night. Visit the Government of BC website for more info.

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BCFPA Provincial Office
Suite 208 - 20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3

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